Warmer weather often brings with it a surge in motivation to get fit. If you’ve been steadily working toward increased fitness throughout the winter, you may be looking forward to longer, harder workouts. And that begs the question: “How do I boost my workout stamina?” We have four strategies to help you sustain your energy and endurance longer.
Longer workouts alone can increase your stamina but with limited effectiveness. For a noticeable improvement in your workout stamina, you need to prevent your Continue reading “4 Strategies to Boost Your Workout Stamina”
Most people think sports medicine is just for athletes. It is, but here’s the thing—everyone is an athlete. ICWA provides sports medicine services that offer athletes in training, weekend warriors and reforming couch potatoes the support they need for best results.
Here are three ways that sports medicine can help you:
Safer, faster weight loss results
Whether you have been trying to shed those last 10 pounds for years or are new to a focused weight-loss program, you probably already know: Continue reading “3 Ways Sports Medicine Can Benefit You”
Whether you’re a newbie or you’ve “been there, done that,” you know that preparing for a competition can make or break you on event day. Most likely you have put in a great deal of work to get ready for the competition already, but what else can you do to really make sure that you’ll have what it takes at the right time? When it comes to preparing for an upcoming CrossFit competition, you have to make sure you are all in—body and mind.
There is no shortcut to success when it comes to competing in at CrossFit. If you haven’t been training to win, you aren’t going to win. And this has to be considered months in advance. You can’t skate through or pull and all-nighter and realistically consider yourself prepared. Do the work. The trainers at ICWA can help you develop a training program in addition to the WODs available at Continue reading “How to Get in Physically and Mentally Fit for Your CrossFit Competition”
ICWA can help you target common problem areas so that you can enjoy a sexier body and increased mobility.
When Core and Glutes Are Problem Areas
Most people come to ICWA wanting to target their core and glutes because they want to look better in their clothes and in the buff. Of course, ICWA trainers will develop a program to target these highly visible areas. However, our trainers may target these areas for a different reason Continue reading “Targeting Problem Areas – Core and Glutes”
Olympic weightlifting is excellent exercise to build muscle, develop strength and improve athletic performance. However, you won’t see any of those gains if you’re doing it wrong. These are five weightlifting no-no’s that ICWA coaches will help you avoid for better results:
Continue reading “Stop Making These Five Weightlifting Mistakes”
To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. That’s easy enough to understand. But how you go about burning those calories is where many people are still in the dark. Most people think that cardio is the best (or only) way to burn enough calories to start shedding pounds and losing inches…but it’s not. Lifting weights is a great way to lose weight because it’s effective and less time-consuming. Continue reading “Lift Pounds to Lose Pounds”
Olympic weightlifting is an exciting sport all on its own, and it’s also used in training for a variety of other athletics. In other words, it’s a great discipline to learn to boost your fitness, whether you want to become a competitive lifter or a better athlete in your own game of choice. But to get the benefits without injury, you need to learn to lift properly, and that’s what ICWA’s Olympic Weightlifting Level I classes will help you do.
What You Will Learn
Our Level I Olympic Weightlifting classes teach you the basics of weightlifting, including: Continue reading “New Olympic Weightlifting Classes Starting This Month!”
At ICWA, we believe that there’s an athlete in everyone. We also know that athletic performance can be improved by weightlifting. Unfortunately, many women are discouraged from beginning a weightlifting program because they think it’s going to make them look too masculine. But that’s simply not true. Weightlifting offers a number of health benefits, all of which women can enjoy without compromising a feminine physique.
Benefits of Weightlifting
Weightlifting can increase overall health and performance by: Continue reading “Myth: Weightlifting Makes Women Look “Manly””
The New Year is now 1/12th of the way over. How are you doing with your New Year’s Resolution?
If you made a resolution to get in shape and lose weight but are having trouble doing the work to see results, you’re not alone. The problem may not be with your willpower but with the lack of definition in your New Year’s Resolutions. At ICWA, we have some tips for refining your New Year’s Resolution so that you can get back on track…and we’re here to help all year long! Continue reading “Don’t Give Up on Your New Year’s Resolution. Make it SMARTer!”
It may be bitter cold outside, but summer season is just a few short months away. If you want to look good in shorts and swimsuits this year—and feel great about yourself—you need to start working toward your beach body now, and ICWA is the place to do it! Continue reading “Now Is the Time to Work on Your “Beach Body””